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18 December 2018

South Australia to Host 2020 A Class Championship

The ARYA has announced that South Australia has been selected to host the 2020 A Class Australian Championship at West Lakes, Adelaide.

imagesa class nats saThe ARYA received two bids to host the championship from both South Australia & Western Australia with ARYA Secretary, Ross Bennett, stating that "while the submissions were widely different, it was difficult for the committee to choose the successful bid".

Each bid had many differing factors, however there can only be one winner, and on this occassion the South Australia bid has been successful.

Bennett said "We thank Western Australia for their submission, and congratulate South Australia on winning the right to host the regatta in 2020".

18 December 2018

A Tough Day at the Kawana IOM Open

With the breeze ESE mixing it up between A & B rig it made it a tough for the nineteen skippers at the 2018 Kawana Open held on Saturday 8th December.

imageskawana openGreg "Torps" Torpy would have thought he had this one in the bag after a strong performance at the NSW State Championship in Koonwarra Bay, where he finished 3rd, but as the day progressed it was evident it was not to be.

While race wins were shared across a multitude of sailors it was the V10's that dominated the day with Glen Fitzgerald being most consistent coming out on top followed by Torps and then the V10's of Doug Allen and John Gower.

With a total of eight different race winners and the ever changing conditions it wasn't surprising that race winners came from as far back as fifteenth and sixteenth where Nick Lindsley picked up two wins! 

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18 December 2018

Almost a Clean Sweep for Joyce in TAS Marblehead Championship

An outstanding performance at the Tasmanian Marblehead State Championship saw Ray Joyce win twenty out of the twenty seven races sailed.

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The event hosted by the Risdon Brook Radio Yacht Club over the weekend of 8 & 9 December saw a small fleet of eight boats contend for the state championship title.

Joyce with his Grunge, dominated proceedings rolling out four bullets in the first four races and no doubt left the others deliberating over what could be done to slow him down. Other than missing races five and six, Joyce continued his winning streak at one point stringing twelve races wins in a row and leaving the remainder of the fleet battling it out for second place.

Mike Hickman with his Ajax was next best managing to pick up a single solitary win but with strong placings in the other races, he safely cemented second position at the end of the championship finishing 41 points behind Joyce and twelve points ahead of closest rival, John Hall sailing a Fuzzy Logic, with Lisa Blackwood and Kyle Stewart close behind in fourth and fifth respectively.

 

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05 December 2018

2018 Western Australian IOM State Championships.

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The weekend of December 1 and 2 was the date for the WA IOM State Championship. The regatta was held this year in the lovely seaside town of Albany, which is a 4 and a half hour drive south of Perth. The locals were looking forward to welcoming the visitors and a great turn-out was evident.

15 visitors made the journey mostly on the Friday prior. The bakery in Mount Barker would have received a steady stream of radio sailors looking to sample the BEST pies you will ever find. Mine was a Scallop pie, which was magnificent! On Friday afternoon, you could find a few skippers sneaking down to the marina far a sneaky practice sail in conditions which would prove to be pretty standard for the whole weekend.

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03 December 2018

NSW Tyson Trophy - 1st December

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The Tyson Trophy 2018

Saturday 1st December saw the last GP event for Ten Raters for the 2018 season. It was hosted by the Northern Mariners at Kariong gardens.

There were thirteen competitive yachts show up from 4 clubs from across the state.

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03 December 2018

VIC IOM Eddy Kennedy Series RD3 - 25th November

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The Final Eddie Kennedy Victorian state round for the year moved to a new venue at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on the bay of port Phillip in Melbourne.

With reports of stormy weather and Xmas impending it was a surprise to have 11 boats turn up to sail in what became sunny, mild perfect conditions.

The venue is being trailed for the 2020 nationals and the western course proved very effective with sailors able to look down on their boat from the marina hardstand and not need to move at all to see the whole course.

The eastern course was not needed and is where the dinghy match racing typically takes place inside the marina wall, so plenty of room there for smaller Marbleheads and 10r!

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23 November 2018

NSW IOM State Championship - 17/18th November

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Weed n Jellies the Winner at Koonawarra!

The forecast wind conditions leading up to the 2018 IOM NSW State Championship looked fantastic and nothing other than quality racing was expected with Jonesy (Paul Jones), Flemo (Scott Fleming) and The Prez (Sean Wallis) expected to battle it out.

Why wouldn’t that be the case? With various state titles currently held by the trio and Jonesy defending his NSW title, there was little doubt we were going to see a terrific shootout that would probably result in determining the favourite for the upcoming nationals on the Gold Coast.

As forecast, the wind was in for the scheduled start time and the fleet hit the water in anticipation of some real exciting racing and certainly B rigs for the latter part of the day.

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15 November 2018

NSW 10R Class State Championship - 10/11th November

The 2018 NSW 10 Rater State Championship
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Hosted by Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club 10th and 11th November 2018

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Eighteen skippers turned up to sail in the Championship including defending champion Andrew Reid from Melbourne. The remainder of the fleet was made up of three skippers from Canberra MYC, seven from the Northern Mariners, Trevor Fisher from Queensland, Selwyn Holland from Wollongong RYC, Greg Mence from Lake Macquarie RYC and four from the host club.

The weather was warm with a brisk southerly breeze blowing, a favoured direction at Kogarah Bay, with a rising tide that was to have an influence later in the morning. All skippers elected to use B rig.

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11 November 2018

WA IOM Metropolitan Championships - 4th November

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RSAWA – IOM Metropolitan Championships 2018

Champion Lakes Radio Sailors hold the Western Australian  each year at the Champion Lakes Regatta Center. This year’s event attracted 13 skippers on a fine and sunny Sunday.

Race Officer Moby Stuart, ably assisted by Evie the dog, ran the day keeping us skippers on our feet. Ray Forsyth and Andree Bennett kept score for us, and we thank Moby, Ray and Andree greatly.

Unfortunately, there was a bit of weed in the lake in the morning. Most skippers managed to pick up varying amounts. It was unfortunate, but as the day wore on, less and less weed seemed to be in the water. Maybe it was just because we were picking it up and removing it?

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30 October 2018

QLD IOM Championship - 27/28 October

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A fleet of 30 competitors started the event on Saturday 27th October 2018 in what were perfect mid A-rig conditions.  The forecast of light to moderate easterly conditions was spot on. The small variation in direction of the breeze was easily catered for by the Principle Race Officer (PRO) Ian Ashe selecting from the range of buoys set at the top of the course.  Lunch was taken at 12:30 p.m. and catered for by the Southport Yacht Club Cafe..More here

30 October 2018

WA 10R Championships - 27th October

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2018 Western Australian Ten Rater Championships.
Saturday 27 October 2018

Austin Lakes was the venue for the 2018 Western Australian Ten Rater Championships. The lake is still the best radio sailing venue we have in WA and it turned on a beauty today. The sun was shining, the wind blowing, the water level was high and it was crystal clear…. all was well in the world.

Fortunately (some might say otherwise), the trees that were planted a couple of years ago are struggling! They have not grown at all well, and are not looking all that healthy. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on your perspective. When we first saw all these trees being planted, predictions of the doom of Austin Lakes as a radio sailing venue abounded. At the moment, we are planning to visit the lake more frequently, as it provides a wonderful place to race.

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27 October 2018

2018 New Zealand IOM Championship

Six Aussie’s made the trip across ‘the ditch’ to Wattle Farm, Auckland, New Zealand for the 2018 NZL IOM Championship and based on previous advice the intrepid Aussie’s were expecting an awesome venue with quality breezes and great sailing. Come to Wattle Farm they said, it will be great they said! All encouraging news given in the past we sailed on a duck pond, a weed infested lake with no breeze and a piddly lake in chilly and wet Christchurch – surely they had to get it right this time!

In the days before the event the dreaded email came through advising that the host club was being challenged by a weed infestation but every effort was being made with tons of the stuff being hauled from the main lake on a daily basis and by the time we had a practice sail on the Thursday it would have appeared that their efforts were paying off however, by Friday the battle had been lost and the decision was to sail on the secondary lake (how lucky to have two of them).

1The forecast weather conditions were favorable, temperatures around 20C, sunshine and light winds for the duration, at least the shorts and t-shirts got a chance to get out instead of the wet weather gear.

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25 October 2018

VIC DF95 State Championship - October 20/21st.

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The inaugural Victorian State Championship for the DF95 Class was hosted by the Patterson Lakes RMYC at the National Water Sports Centre, Carrum. There were seventeen entries with Paul Martin representing NSW, Jurgen Luther from South Australia, and to make the event international, Japan was represented by Shuzo Miyazaki.

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24 October 2018

NSW 'A' Class State Championship - 13/14th October

‘A’ Class NSW State Titles

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Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club 13th and 14th October 2018

Saturday’s weather forecast was for 15+ knot winds and occasional showers, neither of which occurred. With sailing due to commence at 10 AM, the 9 skippers arrived and patiently waited (and waited) for the breeze to pickup and settle so that racing could commence. With the lack of wind it was decided to have an early lunch and hope that some sailing could be conducted after the break. The breeze settled in from the east at 5-6 knots which allowed 17 races to be conducted in the afternoon. Hot competition led to several changes in the placings in the top half of the fleet.

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22 October 2018

WA DF65 State Championship - 23rd September 2018

1The inaugural Western Australian DF 65 state championships were held at South Perth over the weekend with 11 skippers all up, with sailors coming from Perth, Albany and from NSW.

As we were setting up the breeze was trying to get going, but eventually, PRO Glenn Dawson had to set up a zigzag course on the lake to cater for the light WNW breeze that came across the lake. Not the best direction, but we got underway and drifted around for the first race of the day. Race one honors went to Adam Viney, Paul Martin (NSW) and Ron Viney.

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04 October 2018

RC Laser Nationals - 29/1st October

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The 10th Australian RC Laser National Titles were sailed at Mawson Lakes, South Australia from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2018. The titles were sailed in good weather with moderate to light breezes and the conduct of sailors was excellent. It was great to have two New Zealanders competing in an Australian national title – Graham Watson and Linton Little.

The first day started with a light and variable south-westerly, and the seeding races were all sailed on A rigs and were won by Scott Mitchell, Roman Wenger and Graham Watson. By the end of the next set of heats, most sailors were down to B rigs and Scott Fleming after advancing from B division to A division showed everyone a clean set of heels. Scott together with Scott Mitchell continued to dominate for the rest of the day as the wind steadily increased to 15 knots.

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01 October 2018

SA RM State Championships - 22/23rd October

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Winners are grinners; SA Marblehead 2018 State Championship
L to R Brett Osborne, Scott Condie and Ray Joyce
 

Wow; what a great weekend of Marblehead competition; best fleet size in the Country for many years for the Marblehead’s.

Twenty five entries with only one non-starter. Due to the number of competitors the Heat Management System was used which was a new experience to some who had never sailed in an event with so many competitors.

Hart’s Mill was the scheduled venue which provides a great vantage point for competitors and is the venue that has been used in Adelaide to conduct major events and the 2016 Nationals. Dry launching from a large pontoon which is accessed by a long gently sloping ramp makes for easy launching and retrieval.

Day one saw racing commence at near the scheduled starting time after registration and Measurement Certificates were sighted and the breeze settled so that a course could be set. Race Officer “Johno” Johnson kept the racing organised and smoothly organised throughout the day. Lunch was provided; great Hamburgers and steak sandwiches, a cut above Subway fare.

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17 September 2018

WA Metro 10R Championships - 8th September

Close Finish at WA Ten Rater Metro's
 
A small but highly competitive fleet gathered for the WA 10R Metro Championship for a fantastic day of sailing (albeit a little chilly) at Maylands Yacht Club on the 16th September.

By start time the early sea breeze started to fill in and the fleet with their A rigs headed out and before long RO Captain Blackwire got the start sequence in motion.

Rosco Bennett drew first blood winning the first race of the day and after three races with two bullets in the bag it was looking as though Rosco might have the goods to go on with it.


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Roger Paul's Diamond AUS86

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11 September 2018

SA RM Bournville Trophy - 9th September

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Sunday the 9th September was the scheduled day for competition for the Bournville Trophy.

The day was forecast as 20 degrees with winds falling from 15 k in the morning to 5 k at sunset. A great day for sailing at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide. The change of venue was sanctioned as the original venue became unsuitable due to the weed problem.

The RO Johno Johnson commenced racing at the scheduled time and concluded at 15:30. A rigs were the order of the day. An incident free days racing ensued.

Racing was conducted in a good natured way thanks to the cooperation of all skippers. There was no aggressive or loud comments made between competitors which made the day all the more enjoyable.

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11 September 2018

SA 2018 10R State Title - 8th September

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After a grey winter in Adelaide, the skippers and race officials enjoyed a pleasant spring day for the SA 2018 10R State Title. Brilliant sunshine and a moderate NW breeze persisted all day at Tiranna Way, West Lakes.

This event was brought forward to coincide with the Bournville Trophy, a one-day ranking event for RM skippers, to entice more interstate skippers to come to Adelaide for a full weekend of sailing. It worked: there were 4 interstate yachts and 9 local yachts on the line at the start of the first heat.

Throughout the day there were minor changes in wind strength and direction. Most skippers kept using their A rigs, although a few changed down to B rigs for some afternoon heats. Two early withdrawals and minor damage to other yachts from time to time meant there were between 9 and 11 starters in most heats.

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